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Old Jul 20th, 2013, 02:51 AM   1
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Dog question!


It may sound silly, but my puppy is just over a year old now and I'm pretty sure she's meant to have some kind of booster jab. Is there any kind of danger to baby's health if she doesn't have it very soon (he's due at any time in the next couple weeks) or would it be ok to wait a bit?



 
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Old Jul 20th, 2013, 02:56 AM   2
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It's ok for ur dog to go 3 months over, before getting jab, before its time to worry, ur vet will probably send you out a reminder very soon, but if ur concerned I would phone the vet and enquire about exactly when booster is due, it's usually 1 year after there last jab x



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Old Jul 20th, 2013, 03:00 AM   3
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I'd only think it was a problem if you let the dog lick bubs like isn't that how those nasty worms get across? We know damn well hubs dog will be a licker so Tanner will never be near her face. I'd check with the vet obviously but I'd just thought those jabs were to protect dogs from other dog's? (Worms being a different story)



 
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Old Jul 20th, 2013, 04:02 AM   4
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You should get a letter from the vets to remind you, but yes dogs are due a vaccine each year and its best to keep on top of them for the dogs benefit not the babies. You may also want to get your dog wormed and some flea stuff because those can cause issues if you have a baby around.



 
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Old Jul 20th, 2013, 04:05 AM   5
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The booster won't protect against worms. It's for tetanus, parvo virus etc. dog to dog transmitted diseases and things he can get from wildlife like foxes urine etc. He would need to be flea treated and wormed regularly anyway. Think it's about every 3 month for flea treatment and 6 months for worming. Even if your booster slips it's definitely worth keeping on top of the other treatments for when bump arrives. You don't want him bringing fleas or worms in. We've just had to restart our GSD on her vaccinations cos she was diagnosed with epilepsy last year and the vet didn't want her having other drugs til her epilepsy meds had settled in. Vet didn't seem overly concerned when I turned up in current very pregnant condition!



 
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Old Jul 20th, 2013, 05:38 AM   6
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My pup is wormed on a monthly basis, I tuck her pill into some ham so it just goes straight down and then I flea her every 3 months with a flea bath every so often.

Her last jab was when she was about 3 months so I guess it'll be soonish then.

She's not been well, had diahrroea last few days and she isn't behaving like her normal self today. I checked and she's a little swollen in her bits so I think she may be coming into heat soon (she's about due one) but I've taken her food away like people suggest for 24 hours and I now have some chicken and rice to boil up and give her to see if that helps.

If no good ill have to give the vet a call, my poor baby



 
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Old Jul 20th, 2013, 06:11 AM   7
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Most dogs tend to get diarrhoea and tummy upset when due on heat, and they go off food ( I have 2 female dogs ) as long as there is plenty of water available for her she should be fine x



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Old Jul 20th, 2013, 08:13 AM   8
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Like children some people don't immunise their dogs.
My dog is 12 years old and had a reaction to her first immunisation and has not had one since.
My other dog who passed away from cancer had all of his. So please don't judge it was for my dogs best interest and she is 12 and fit (fat) and healthy.
I was concerned when I got pregnant and asked my vet if we should try again. And she said it will not harm us or our children.

We just can't take her to dog parks as she may catch something and we dont put her in boarding kennels and we muzzle her when she is walked to avoid her eating / licking things that could make her sick.

So in answer to your question no a few months won't hurt your baby at all. But do make sure pup is up to date with worming and flea treatment before bub gets here.



 
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Old Jul 20th, 2013, 16:04 PM   9
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I have discovered the problem. She is coming into heat. She smells all perfumey and is walking funny as she is starting to swell. I think she's feeling a little sorry for herself like we all do with PMS lol

She had a deep sleep earlier (funny watching her dream) and she perked up a little. She's now happy enough to play a little etc, so I think the diahorrea was related.



 
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